Crappie are secondary on Lake of the Woods, however, you can still find fish in this part of the lake. For most anglers, they don’t come here for the crappie, but they do report catching some while targeting walleye with smaller minnows. If you want to target them, the spring and early summer is probably the easiest time of year to find these fish as they move into the shallow bays with weeds as they get ready for the spawn. Some of the deep water will hold schools of crappie in the summer and fall. If you find these schools, you can catch some very nice crappie with big fish up over 12 inches. Just don’t plan to go out and find a mess of them every time out. Some anglers don’t catch any while fishing here.
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